November 13, 2019 7:30 pm
PLG Nonfiction Book Group discusses Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI
Led by PLG store manager Geo, our nonfiction book group in Prospect Lefferts Gardens reads and discusses the most fascinating topics in nonfiction, both classic and contemporary, with seasonal themes covering a variety of genres. For November, the group discusses the 2017 National Book Award Finalist Killers of the Flower Moon by bestselling author David Grann. Killers of the Flower Moon is a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history: the 1920s systematic murder of members of the Osage Nation after oil discovered under their land in Oklahoma made them rich. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.
Current book group picks are always 15% off at Greenlight, in the store or online.